Tag: Douglas Sury

The Ombudsperson: 2016 Amendments and Update

THE OMBUDSPERSON:  2016 AMENDMENTS AND UPDATE On August 12, 2016 Governor Rauner signed Public Act 99-0776 which makes several significant changes to the original Ombudsperson Act.  This article will provide quick highlights of […]

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Reviewing Delinquencies

IT’S NEVER A BAD TIME TO REVIEW YOUR DELINQUENCIES With the budgeting and annual meeting season in the rear-view mirror and with the opening of pool season still a couple of months away, now is the time to review your […]

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Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Appellate Court Ruling in 1010 Lake Shore vs. Deutsch Bank

On December 3rd, the Illinois Supreme Court issued an opinion confirming the holding of the First District Appellate Court in the case of 1010 Lake Shore Association vs. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company. If you are reading this article, you […]

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PRESS RELEASE Senate Bill 1374 Signed Into Law: Developers’ Loophole Closed

Senate Bill 1374 Signed Into Law: Developers’ Loophole Closed On July 14, 2015, Governor Rauner signed Senate Bill 1374 (Public Act 99-0041), which was sponsored by Senator Mike Hastings and Representative Kelly Burke, and authored […]

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Insurance Requirement Changes in the Condominium Property Act

IT’S JULY, DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR INSURANCE COMPLIES WITH ILLINOIS LAW? As of June 1, 2015, all condominium associations were required to have insurance consistent with recent changes to Section 12 of the Condominium Property Act. […]

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Summer Pool Fun and the Fair Housing Act

  SUMMER FUN AT THE COMMUNITY POOL: DO WE REALLY NEED TO THINK ABOUT THE FAIR HOUSING ACT? Spring is finally here and Memorial Day, the unofficial kick-off to summer, is just around the corner. The lead […]

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Déjà Vu All Over Again: Declarant Rights

For those of you who live in a condominium, townhome or single family community association that was built during the last development boom, you may find that where you now live doesn’t look exactly as you expected it to when you first made your […]

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Associations Obligation to Collect Assessments

Fiduciary Obligation to Collect Assessments, Use of the Forcible Entry and Detainer Act and its Impact upon Associations While few take pleasure in pursuing their neighbors, friends, colleagues, etc. for the collection of assessments, […]

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Trust Ownership of a Unit

Question: How does a trust effect the ownership of a unit? Who represents the unit when the trust has not yet been settled and there are multiple heirs? First, not all trust agreements are the same. There are land trusts, which are vehicles […]

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Rules and Regulations: The Basics

RULES AND REGULATIONS: HOW ARE THEY CREATED? HOW ARE THEY ENFORCED? I. What are they? While the adoption of rules and regulations is not required of any community association in Illinois, most find it advantageous to do so. As compared to the […]

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